Tag Archives: Africa

The Black Gemstone

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a best-selling epic tale about the descendents of two half-sisters who were born on the Gold Coast in Africa during the days of slave trading. Although Effia and Esi share the same father, they are … Continue reading

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The Horror

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is one more of the Top 150 novels I can cross off my list.  It is an eerie, dark story told in the first-person by Marlow, a boat captain, who is sent into the … Continue reading

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I Want

Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow was published in 1959 and is another of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. Henderson is a wealthy American pig farmer in his mid-fifties who is discontented with life.  He is … Continue reading

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Secrets

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol is a fictional novel expertly translated from the original French.  This is the story of two sisters living in the Paris vicinity.  Their personalities are as different as night and day providing … Continue reading

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